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By Nic White and Dominic Yeatman for Dailymail.Com

14:16 06 June 2024, updated 14:56 06 June 2024



Levi Wright’s mother has revealed the heartbreaking truth about how the toddler fell into the creek and drowned.

Kallie Wright dove to rescue the three-year-old after he disappeared into the fast-flowing waters on her property in Milford, Utah, on May 21.

He survived 12 days in the hospital with a glimmer of hope that his brain function might return until his life support was turned off on Sunday.

On Thursday, Kallie explained in detail for the first time how Levi fell into the creek while driving his toy tractor across their 24-acre property.

Three-year-old Levi Wright was seriously injured on May 21 when he drove his toy tractor into a raging river near his family’s home in Beaver County, Utah.
His death was confirmed by a family friend on Monday after his heartbroken parents, Kallie and Spencer Wright, decided to turn off life support on Sunday.

She explained that the creek separates the property of her and her husband, rodeo star Spencer Wright, from that of Levi’s grandparents.

There is a road that crosses the stream and, depending on the water level, occasionally covers the road at the intersection – as was the case on May 21.

“My kids have ridden bikes, driven their toy cars and even walked this route a million times,” she wrote on Facebook.

“The water only flows through for a short time each year and can change overnight.”

“Levi wasn’t doing anything he hadn’t done before, but this time the water was at its highest and strong enough to push his tractor off the road into the creek as he drove through.”

Kallie didn’t know the water level and told Levi not to cross the creek since his grandmother wasn’t home and to just drive around the house.

But Levi, a free-spirited toddler, didn’t listen.

“When he drove away, I ran back into the house. This decision will haunt me for the rest of my life,” Kallie wrote.

“At that moment, the responsibility for him was mine alone. Whether I went back to check on my sleeping baby, change the laundry, wash a bottle or put away lunch, I honestly don’t know.

“Whatever it was, it was no more important than following him that day.”

Millions of people around the world followed the little boy’s 12-day fight for survival

Kallie wrote that although she believed that God had predetermined the outcome of every person’s life and also determined the time of their end, this belief kept her awake at night.

“This will give me sleepless nights forever, but I now know three things to be true,” she wrote, sending a message to the people who criticized her behavior that day.

“First of all, I’m not a perfect mother, but I’m a good mother. Second, my little boy loved me with everything he had.

“Third, never say never, because it only takes seconds and it can happen to you too.”

“I pray that no one who judges me or has hurtful words to say will ever fall victim to such a nightmare.”

The dinosaur-loving little boy was taken by ambulance to Beaver County Hospital and then flown by helicopter to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.

The initial prognosis was devastating, as doctors concluded that he had suffered brain death underwater due to lack of oxygen.

But his heart was beating on its own and Levi’s father said the family had “experienced many small miracles” and the doctors were “surprised by the progress he had made.”

Spencer Wright’s (pictured) family is one of the most significant in rodeo history and he is ranked 35th in the world.

Then, on May 24, the family believed the miracle they had prayed for had been granted.

“LEVI WAKED UP!” Kallie posted. “I’m shocked. We don’t know much but the doctor said I should be happy and I am! My baby is so resilient!”

“He got a little wild so we had to calm him down, but my heart!”

“He actually woke up when we talked to one of the doctors about his love of excavators and tractors!”

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But just a few hours later they received much sadder news.

“The MRI was not good,” Kallie wrote.

“We are shocked, but these are just images that suggest a certain quality of life. What Levi does in the next few days will really tell us.”

Kallie posted again last Thursday after another brain scan showed little improvement.

“They are making sure Levi is doing so well, they tried to wean him off the sedation but he couldn’t tolerate it,” she wrote.

“It was heartbreaking to watch and he is now heavily sedated until the next step.”

On Sunday, Kallie and Spencer finally made the decision they had been dreading.

“After several sleepless nights, extensive research, numerous conversations with the best neurologists in the world and millions of prayers, here we are now facing our greatest fear,” she wrote.

“Soon I will climb into bed with my baby and hold him in my arms as he falls asleep for the last time on this earth.”

“Levi showed us just enough to buy us time for all of this.

Levi visited mother Kallie and his newborn brother Brae in the hospital less than a year ago

“We prayed that he would defy all adversities and prove to us that he wanted to stay here. But now we see that he wanted to give us time to come to terms with his release.

“I told you that my baby is attentive and considerate, and I truly believe he did that for us.”

Family friend Mindy Sue Clark broke the news of Levi’s death in a Facebook post at 8:14 a.m. Monday.

“I don’t want to focus on the bad or sad, even though it feels like someone ripped my heart out and crushed it in front of my eyes,” she wrote.

“I want to focus on the many miracles we all witnessed during those 12 days. The response to Levi’s story was absolutely incredible.”

‘Levi Spencer Wright – March 24, 2021 – June 2, 2024. The most perfect three-year-old ever. So perfect, we didn’t get to keep him.

“I don’t want to focus on the bad or sad things, even though it feels like someone ripped out my heart and crushed it in front of my eyes.”

“Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people surrounded our best little buddy, praying for him and lovingly embracing Levi and his family.”

“Soon I will climb into bed with my baby and hold him as he falls asleep for the last time on this earth,” Kallie wrote on Sunday

“We have never seen or experienced anything like this before. I don’t know if we will ever be able to fully process it.”

“I am so grateful for all the time I got to be his ‘Aunt Mindy.’ It is a blessing I can never top.”

Friends raised a number of donations for Kallie, Spencer and their two other children and the family was amazed at the outpouring of love they showed the children.

“During that time, he expressed humanity across the country, bringing so many to their knees and reminding them what really matters in this world,” Kallie wrote.

“We will miss him every second of every day down here, but we are convinced that this is the best thing we can do for him.”

“We love you, baby beans. We’re going to miss you like crazy, buddy!”

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